How to Update DNS Records - DNS Management
What is a Nameserver?
A nameserver is a computer where DNS (Domain Name System) records are stored in databases. Web browsers, like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge, can search and read the DNS records, which tell them where to find websites.
What is DNS?
Domain Name System, or DNS, converts domain names into numbers, called IP addresses. Every website is identified by a number, an IP address; computers read that. One of the IP addresses for Google is 188.8.131.52. When web browsers look for Google, they are looking for 184.108.40.206, which they find in the Google Name Server databases. DNS forms the backbone of the internet, the authority on where every website is located. Also see DNS Records Explained.
Follow these steps to update your DNS records:
Log in to your Domains Dashboard.
- The Domains Dashboard has two views, the Card and List view. You can switch between the two by clicking on the view icons at the top right corner.
- In Card View, click Manage on the domain you wish to update the DNS records.
- In List View, click on the cog icon.
- On the left sidebar, click on DNS & Nameservers.
- On the DNS & Nameservers page, select the DNS Records tab.
- Add a DNS Record by clicking the blue + button.
- In the window that appears, select the DNS record type from the dropdown list.
- Type in the DNS record value. You may also visit DNS Records Explained for more information about the DNS record types and their functions.
- Then click on the Add DNS button.
- Or, choose from the list of records you wish to edit by clicking the 3 dots on the side.
- Make your revisions and click on Update DNS.
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